Chevrolet Equinox

Recycling Water Bottles Will Never Go Out of Style

In the fashion and auto industries, recycling water bottles into ballgowns or car parts is the latest trend to follow the push to reuse paper, plastic and electronics.
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When the actress Emma Watson stepped onto the red carpet in a gown made of repurposed water bottles at the Met Gala in early May, she established both the versatility and the durability of a new trend in recycling. 

How Refreshing: GM Suppliers Give New Life to Recycled Water Bottles

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More than half a million water bottles from five General Motors facilities are getting a second life as the company seeks out more sustainable ways to manufacture products and contribute to communities. What started as an idea about five years ago has evolved into a robust supply “web” that produces three fleece-like materials that benefit products, plants and people.

Here’s how this plastic is being reincarnated:

GM Recycles Water Bottles to Make Chevy Equinox Part

Material also is transformed into coat insulation for the homeless, air filters
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DETROIT, April 12, 2016  /3BL Media/ – General Motors is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into a new life: noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine. The bottles – collected from five of its Michigan facilities – are also being turned into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless community.

GM Launches Car-Sharing in NYC

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At GM, we’re continually innovating new urban mobility solutions to address the biggest challenges to sustainable transportation today and in the future, such as overpopulation, urbanization and road congestion. Our latest project is Let’s Drive NYC, a car-sharing program available to eligible residents of The Ritz Plaza apartments at Times Square in midtown Manhattan.

GM Unveils ‘Let’s Drive NYC’ Car-Sharing Program

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NEW YORK, October 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Running an errand to a big box store or planning a weekend excursion are about to get easier for some Manhattan residents because of a car-sharing program revealed today by General Motors. It’s the company’s latest move to deliver urban mobility options to customers around the globe.

GM Fuel Cell Fleet Tops 3 Million Miles

Chevrolet Equinox fuel cell vehicles driven in real world reach milestone
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Detroit, MI, May 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – General Motors’ fleet of fuel cell vehicles recently passed 3 million miles of hydrogen-powered, real-world driving. Some individual vehicles have accumulated more than 120,000 miles. By GM’s estimate, using hydrogen to power these vehicles, the fleet has avoided 157,894 gallons of gasoline consumption.

Fuel Cell Equinox Tops 100,000 Miles in Real-World Driving

GM fleet of Project Driveway test vehicles nears 3 million cumulative miles
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DETROIT, October 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – One of General Motors’ fuel cell research vehicles recently passed a milestone for a hydrogen-powered vehicle, topping 100,000 miles of real-world driving. By using renewable hydrogen, this vehicle has saved 5,260 gallons of gasoline. At $3.50 per gallon, that’s more than $18,000 in fuel cost savings.

Outerwall Enhances Brands’ Fleet Operations With Hybrids and Route Optimization

By Greg Basich
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Optimizing fleet operations generally doesn’t involve a one-size fits all solution, and at Outerwall Inc., the company behind the Coinstar and Redbox kiosk brands, each brand’s fleet required a different solution to best meet their business needs. For Coinstar, hybrid vehicles have contributed to significant improvements in overall fleet fuel economy and to reduced emissions. For the company’s Redbox brand, the use of route optimization technology has contributed to reductions in the number of miles driven and increases in productivity.

GM’s CAMI Assembly Earns Efficiency Accolades

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As a global organization, we are committed to reducing our energy intensity across our global facilities 20 percent by 2020.

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